The main focus of this release has been dropping support for old versions of Node.js that are themselves no longer supported. This in turn has allowed us to make some major dependency updates internally. This has required time and effort to do properly. As such, there are not a lot of big new features in this release - but there are certainly plenty of useful things to play with.
We’re also releasing the first versions of the Node-RED Flow Debugger and Linter. These are optional plugins that really step up the developer experience within the Node-RED editor. Before we get to them, lets look at what’s new in the Node-RED core.
It asks you a series of questions about how you want to configure your Node-RED environment, such as setting up user security.
Along with the new node-red admin init command, we’ve reorganised the default settings file. The settings are now in a better order, with clearer sections to help users navigate.